Marathon 2 XBLA texture enhancement scripts

by thedoctor45

Uploaded Nov 1st, 2009 for Marathon 2: Durandal


These files will allow you to extract and implement all HD sprites and textures from the XBox Live Arcade version of Marathon:Durandal into your AlephOne installation of Marathon 2.

Detailed instructions on how to get it working can be found in the included ReadMe file.

This was made possible thanks to the combined efforts of Treellama and thedoctor45.

Hope you enjoy.

Version 1.0

7 Reviews

  • Currently 4/5 Stars.


dosboss on Aug 14th, 2011, Version 1.0

This works really well, just wondering though, if it's possible to re-package it somehow to load separate parts as scripts? like a weapon script, enemy, wall textures? cheers

So far I've managed to make it a plugin, but due to using a custom shapes file it's an "all or nothing" deal, any suggestions? (and of course even this way I have to change the shapes file for it to work, which I'm trying to get around)

  • Currently 5/5 Stars.


goran svensson on Nov 7th, 2010, Version 1.0

All hard work has been done for you. This download includes step by step instructions on how to harvest the data from the Xbox live version of marathon 2. But not only that. It also includes an altered shapes file and new MML scripts to make everything work.

It's no plug and play. Harvesting the textures takes some effort on your part. Expect an hour or two if you're not familiar with python programming.

When all is said and done. You'll be a little proud, and very thankful to the authors for providing you with this excellent download.

  • Currently 1/5 Stars.

A real shame

BobTheStopper on Sep 4th, 2010, Version 1.0

The graphics are stunning yes

How the author has you implement them is not, assuming you have an xbox360(or even want one) and going through a series of complicated steps to put in the new shapes

When this is completely not needed

A terrible waste of time

  • Currently 3/5 Stars.

No instructions for Mac noobs

Minimum91 on Nov 20th, 2009, Version 1.0

Well, my rating isn't really objective, because these instructions don't fit with the Mac version of Aleph One :( If Anyone can help me, hit me up at Skype: IIPOTECT Email:

  • Currently 3/5 Stars.

Nice job...but...

BOB on Nov 2nd, 2009, Version 1.0


But that's the only reason I'm giving it 3 stars.

Having these new graphics takes away the classic video game feel. The thing I liked most about the XBLA version is that it has these graphics. It doesn't make the Xbox version all that special is what I'm saying.

  • Currently 5/5 Stars.

Worth the effort

tycho on Nov 1st, 2009, Version 1.0

[ xbla data removed ]

  • Currently 5/5 Stars.

Amazing Work

timothy on Nov 1st, 2009, Version 1.0

It's hard to compare these with the original graphics or the high quality replacements created by the community over the years. They're not really better or worse, but they're certainly a different way to experience the game.

Highly recommended you try them out if have the required hardware. I'm planning on doing a complete play through of M2.

3 Screenshots


Screenshot titled "XBLA_glory"


Screenshot titled "XBLA_glory2"


Screenshot titled "XBLA_glory3"